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Brown Bag: Lessons from World Bank Support for Evidence-based Policy Making (Presenter: Nils Junge)

  • Wed, June 17, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • The Marvin Center at GWU, Room 308 (800 21st St NW)


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Please join us for Lessons from World Bank Support for Evidence-Based Policy Making with Nils Junge on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 12 - 1:30 pm in the George Washington University Marvin Center (Room 308).

Since the late 1990s the World Bank has placed greater and greater emphasis on evidence-based policy making, with a specific focus on how the poor and vulnerable are affected. A commonly used approach is ‘Poverty and Social Impact Analysis’ (PSIA), typically undertaken before development projects are approved. PSIAs are implemented with the express purpose of informing public sector reforms in order to mitigate negative distributional impacts. To identify winners and losers of a given policy reform, PSIAs may use or combine various kinds of analysis: statistical, econometric cost-benefit, social, stakeholder, political economy, etc. Strongly utilization-focused, the evaluation process is often as important as the analytical work itself. After introducing PSIA methods, the presenter will share practical lessons from 12 years conducting PSIAs and some of the challenges inherent in this exciting area of evaluation.

Nils Junge works internationally as an independent evaluator and policy advisor. In addition to advising the World Bank and government counterparts on addressing reform impacts, he has conducted evaluations for over 20 clients in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East/North Africa. Multi-lingual, he has worked in 5 languages. He has an MA from Johns Hopkins – School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

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